Trampoline clipartSearching for fun, educational outdoor gardening activities for your children this fall?

Visit one of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener™ program’s Open Houses and enter to win one of two family 4-packs to FLIPnOUT.

If you register your child for the gardening series at the Open House, score a second entry!

At each open house, you will view projects and collect programmatic information on the upcoming fall sessions which begin in September.

Open houses will be held in the north and south parts of the Valley!

Orange clipart…besides being easy to peel, oranges are rich in vitamin C, low in calories and a good source of ptoassium.
Oranges, as well as other citrus fruits, are high in pectin, a type of fiber.
Choose an orange with firm, smooth skins that feel heavy for their size. This is a sign that the orange is juicy.
Oranges were mentioned in Chinese writings as early as 2000 B.C. By 1178.
A Chinese horticulturist described numerous varieties of oranges growing in one region, including seedless fruit.

Read about orange facts and recipes!.

PineapplesPineapple is a great source of vitamin C, fat free, saturated fat free and very low in sodium.
After you’ve brought a pineapple home, eat it as soon as possible. You can refrigerate a cut pineapple for two to three days.
You can freeze fresh cut pineapple without any other preparation.  Just pack the wedges or spears into containers without sugar and freeze.
Find directions on how to cut fresh pineapples into quarters.

Tree clipartTrees are some of the largest, and can be some of the most expensive, plant material you’ll add to your landscape.

This workshop will explain when properly selected, placed, planted and cared for trees can be the focal point of your garden, however, if improperly placed, planted or cared for, trees can also be the most costly mistake you can make in your landscape.

Knowing what trees do best in the Mojave Desert is only part of the story: knowing where to put them, how to plant them and how to care for them can help you prevent some costly mistakes.

 

Family cooking togetherCooking with children can be considered a fun learning activity for both young children and their parents.
Cooking is one of a few activities that can improve many abilities at once.
Children can enhance math, science, language, motor development, art and social skills through cooking.
Children especially enjoy learning with their parents. Cooking as a family helps parents learn to serve healthy nutritious meals, fosters positive parent-child interactions, and improves the style in which the children are fed.
Professor YaeBin Kim has published a Fact Sheet detailing the skills children can learn by cooking with their parents.